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[FRESH VIDEO] Yasmin – Finish Line by wearesme
March 7, 2011, 3:09 am
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SME’s most recent interviewee, Yasmin has released the video to her new single Finish Line; the follow-up to her Top 40 debut single On My Own.

Yasmin looks as stunning as ever, posing in several racy outfits as she swoons over a failed relationship with a handsome young chap. Check out the video for the Labrinth produced track below.


SME RELOAD: [SME MEETS] Yasmin *Exclusive Interview*

[NEW MUSIC] Ghostpoet feat. Kano – Cash and Carry Me Home (Remix) by wearesme

A few weeks ago Ghostpoet got us all excited when he announced that he was in the Red Bull Studios with Kano and the 2 were working on a little something. That little something has finally surfaced in the form of a remix of the already brilliant track Cash And Carry Me Home.

K.A takes to the mic and drops a verse over the hypnotic beat. Their 2 contrasting styles blend effortlessly. Listen to the track below and keep an eye out for video footage of the 2 at work.

Don’t miss our exclusive interview with Ghostpoet HERE.


SME RELOAD: [SME MEETS] Ghostpoet *Exclusive Intervew*
SME RELOAD: [LISTEN] Ghostpoet – Peanut Butter Blues & Meloncholy Jam (Full Album)


Aged just 21, Yasmin Shahmir posseses incredible talent and is one of Britain’s most promising female artists.

Yasmin was born in Manchester and raised in Glasgow, but it was the city of London which would prove to be the turning point in her life and provide her with the exposure she sought.

Having moved to London at the age of 19 in order to pursue her DJing career, she soon received the recognition she deserved; going on to DJ for the likes of N*E*R*D, Taio Cruz and Eve.

Off the back of her success in DJing, Yasmin decided to pursue a career in singing, and went on to sign a record deal with Levels Entertainment (part of Ministry of Sound). She has since supported Example on his UK tour, featured on the song ‘Runaway’ with East London’s finest MC; Devlin and most recently went on to release her debut single ‘On My Own’ which charted at #39; an impressive achievement for a debut record. Yasmin is also currently working on her debut album with the likes of Jamie XX, Labrinth and Shy FX.

Having seen her tear of the roof dropping endless Hip-Hop bangers during her DJ set at Rock The Belles, we were eager to talk Yasmin and find out if in fact there is anything that this girl can’t do?
Our wish was granted and here’s what we asked the beautiful singer/DJ/model/superwoman. The last one on that list isn’t entirely true; at least as far as we know!


[VIDEO] Footsie Freestyle & Interview on Tim & Barry (Dont Watch That TV) by wearesme

“When you’re around a General / You’re only gonna end up down the general / Injured and wounded and shit”

Footsie goes in with some new bars “fresh out the lab” especially for Tim & Barry Season Series 2, courtesy of Don’t Watch That TV.

Through his gold toothed cheeky grin, Footsie also talks to Tim & Barry about what’s in store for Newham Generals fans in 2011; their new video ‘High Grade No Bush’ is out soon and there’s also an album on the way.


SME RELOAD: [FREE DOWNLOAD] Footsie – Rastaman Pickney EP

[LISTEN] Ghostpoet – Peanut Butter Blues & Meloncholy Jam (Full Album) by wearesme

We interviewed him last week, and this week Mike Skinner announced that Ghostpoet is his favourite MC alongside Drake; coincidence? SME think not! Get off the band wagon Mike!

All jokes aside, Ghostpoet’s seal of approval is well earned. His incredible debut album ‘Peanut Butter Blues and Meloncholy Jam’ was released yesterday and here’s your chance to try before you buy. The album is so unique and hypnotic; zone out and appreciate.
Oh and then spend your hard earned on it and support exceptional UK talent. It will be the best £7.99 you’ll spend this year.

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SME RELOAD: [SME MEETS] Ghostpoet *Exclusive Interview*

[SME MEETS] Ghostpoet *Exclusive Interview* by wearesme

Born Obaro Ejimiwe, and bred in South London; Ghostpoet is a name you will be hearing a great deal more of in 2011.

Living up to his stage name, Obaro is poetic with his words and hypnotic with his flow. It’s difficult to put his music in a genre as it’s filled with diversity; as can be heard on the upcoming album which you can preview here. People would naturally file it under ‘Hip-Hop’, but there is a lot more to Ghostpoet; “I didn’t want to be seen as a rapper” he told us, regarding his choice of stage name.

After completing his degree in Media Production at Coventry University, Obaro moved back to London to further persue his passion for music. His hard work and talent aligned, when he was approached and signed by Giles Peterson’s label; Brownswood.

A brilliant debut single ‘Cash And Carry Me Home’ soon followed. It was released this week and has been championed by the likes of Zane Lowe at Radio 1.

As big fans of his unique and captivating music, SME were chuffed to be offered the opportunity to sit down with Ghostpoet and talk about the success of his single as well as the release of his album ‘Peanut Butter Blues & Meloncholy Jam’ (7th February 2011). Read on to see what Ghostpoet had to say on everything from his love for grime, to touring with Jamie Woon.


[FREE DOWNLOAD] Ghostpoet – The Sound Of Strangers EP by wearesme
February 2, 2011, 9:16 pm
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SME will be interviewing “a lad with a lisp with some stories to tell” as he would have it. We know him as the lyrical genius that is Ghostpoet.

You will have heard his hypnotic new single ‘Cash And Carry Me Home’ being championed by the likes of Zane Lowe and Jo Whiley on the Radio 1 airwaves recently and you can also hear him featuring on The Streets new mixtape ‘Cyberspace and Reds’. Big things are on the cards for this guy in 2011.

To warm up you nicely, here’s a free download of his brilliant 4 track EP ‘The Sound Of Strangers’ released last year on the label ‘Brownswood’.


SME RELOAD: [LISTEN] Ghostpoet – Peanut Butter Blues & Melancholy Jam (Album Preview)
SME RELOAD: [FREE DOWNLOAD] The Streets – Cyberspace and Reds (Mixtape)

[SME MEETS] Freddie Cowan from The Vaccines *Exclusive Interview* by wearesme

If you haven’t heard about The Vaccines, you must reside under a rock. Coming third in the recently announced BBC Sound Of 2011 Poll, with their single ‘Post Break Up Sex’ released this week and a debut album on the way; The Vaccines are the band on everyone’s lips right now. An incredible achievement from a band who only formed officially in June 2010. Their rise to fame has been a rapid one to say the least.

The London based band was initially formed by Justin Young (vocals) and Freddie Cowan (guitar) with a third member who soon left. They were soon joined by Árni Hjörvar (bass) and Pete Robertson (drums) and named themselves The Vaccines in June 2010.

They released their demo “If You Wanna” in the Summer of 2010 and were immediately championed by Zane Lowe, who awarded it his ‘Hottest Record In The World’ on 18 August 2010.

After playing their first gig in Leicester they embarked on their first UK tour. Their popularity continued to rise and they sold out their first London show, having to turn away 200+ people at the door after reaching capacity at The Flowerpot in October 2010. The likes of Alex Kapranos, Marcus Mumford, and members of White Lies and The Maccabees were all in the audience.

The band then released their debut single “Wreckin’ Bar (Ra Ra Ra)” (only one minute and 24 seconds long) on 29 November 2010 which reached number 157 in the UK Singles Chart.

After securing a contract with Columbia Records, they were signed to play on the 2011 NME Awards Tour, joining the likes of Magnetic Man, Crystal Castles and Everything Everything.

The band released their second single “Post Break-Up Sex” this week which was sat at #19 in the mid week chart.

When presented with the opportunity to speak to Freddie Cowan from the band, naturally we jumped at the chance. We couldn’t wait to hear what he had to say about the bands incredible rise from obscurity and everything that has come with their newfound popularity.

Fresh from a week long trip to America where the band caused a massive stir selling out venues in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Toronto, we spoke to a jet lagged Freddie and here’s what he had to say:


[NEWS & VIDEO] 50 Cent Calls Hot 97 and Calls out Q from WorldStarHipHop (WSHH) by wearesme
January 25, 2011, 1:31 am
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Twitter and the internet erupted this evening with news that the popular website World Star Hip Hop site was shut down. Shortly after, 50 Cent took to his Twitter account to say that he was responsible!

A lot of confusion followed but it appeared to have been all cleared up after both 50 Cent and the CEO of WSHH made a call to Angie Martinez of Hot 97.

50 told Angie that he was just messing around, however he did file a lawsuit with World Star Hip Hop as they used an image of his on their homepage for 2 years without his consent but he was not personally responsible for shutting them down. You can listen to the interview below:

Q, the CEO of World Star Hip Hop immediately picked up the phone to explain why WSHH went down and give his response to the comments from 50 cent. Hear what he had to say below:

Q, who mumbled his way through the interview, said that WSHH was having technical problems and the server was down, however, it has since emerged that ‘Ishatonu’, who has a popular YouTube Channel, received an email from Yahoo shortly after the site went down confirming they had “taken appropriate action” following a copyright infringement of some kind.

So, it still remains unclear as to what the real reason for them shutting down was. However if anything, it has provided some light entertainment for the evening! None more so than from 50 Cent who just released video footage of a conversation he had with the CEO of WSHH off air.

It’s safe to say that he isn’t a happy bunny and you don’t want to f*ck with 50!


[VIDEO] Adele talks about her album ’21’ track by track with Channel 4 4Play by wearesme
January 23, 2011, 6:53 pm
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Adele sits down in an interview for Channel 4’s 4Play series and discusses her beautiful new album ’21’, giving  a track by track breakdown of each song and the thought process behind them.

If you haven’t already bought Adele’s album 21, we stongly recommend you do so, NOW! The album is an incredible piece of music and each track is as beautiful and easy on the ear as the last.


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